The fourth of July is soon upon us.  And what better way than to brighten up the dinner table with some patriotic decor?  Perfect for a dinner gathering and it won’t break the bank.

For about $2.50 a plate, you can create these chargers and napkin rings in any design imaginable.  I first saw the technique on another blog then made it my own by hot glue gunning patriotic fabric to foam board and finding little firecracker’s at a local craft store to augment the theme.

You will need:
12-14″ foam board (you can get a bigger peice and cut down to a few inches bigger than the size of your plate)
Hot glue gun and glue
Fabric- your choice on the design
Napkin ring embellishments

Step 1:  Cut the foam board to the size you need.  Should be a few inches bigger than your plate.  Mine ended up being 12-14″.  Edges do not have to be “perfect”, just reasonably cut.

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Step 2:  Cut your fabric so there is about an inch on all sides that you can then fold over the foam core on the back.
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Step 3.  Fold over the fabric on the back of the foam board, glue gun into place on all sides and corners.

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Step 4.  Place your plate on top of the setting and embellish napkins with ribbon or other accessories.  I chose an ever popular firecracker!


Hope this idea brightens your fourth!  God Bless America!

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